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Polk Receives Top National Award for Physical Education and Activity

James K. Polk Elementary School has received the 2017 Let’s Move Active Schools National Award, the nation’s top physical education and physical activity distinction for K-12 schools.

Swim Skills Program Expands to Four Elementary Schools

 The highly successful swim skills program that launched as a pilot at Polk Elementary School last spring is being expanded to three more elementary schools this school year. Students from John Adams Elementary School, Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 School, James K. Polk Elementary School and Samuel Tucker Elementary School will participate in a swim safety program as part of […]

City Council Endorses Conversion of Vacant Office Space into Alexandria’s Newest School

Alexandria, Va. — The City Council voted unanimously to approve the change in use of a vacant office building on the West End into a new school at the hearing on Saturday. The school, based at 1701 N. Beauregard Street, will be the first new school for Alexandria City Public Schools since 2000. The first four […]

Bishop Ireton Students Earn Outstanding Academic Achievements

81 AP Scholars and a National Merit Semi-Finalist Bishop Ireton High School announced the outstanding academic achievements of some of its top students.  The school is proud to recognize 81 Advanced Placement Scholars and a Semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship. Principal Denise Tobin and Head of School Tom Curry are proud to announce that […]

Alexandria’s “Kids in Need” To Get Off Hours Assistance

ACPS Awarded Department of Education Grant to Support High-Need Students Outside of School Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) has been awarded a three-year grant from the Department of Education that will enable the school division and its partners to provide academic, social and emotional, and enrichment activities outside of school hours. The grant has been […]

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